This month, we look at the major changes afoot in Finland. A long-standing social democratic culture is now under pressure from right-wing forces. The country’s government is allied with the nationalist "True Finns" party, putting Finland’s traditional pro-European identity to the test. FRANCE 24 meets two young Finnish women, Linda and Carolina, who confront Finnish Members of the European Parliament.
Linda, who is involved in humanitarian work, takes us to discover her Helsinki, with its libraries open for public debate, Suomenlinna island and the Design museum. Linda debates with "True Finns" MEP Jussi Halla-aho, from the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.
Chief editor: Caroline de Camaret
Presenter: Eve Irvine
Production and reports: Johan Bodin
Camera operators: Stéphane Bodenne and Johan Bodin